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#KnowMonologues Challenge

Earlier this year, I did an interview with Nick Savides for his Baton Rouge-based nsavides Podcast exploring collaboration and local filmmaking. He approached me with an idea of how to reenergize actors disheartened by recent changes to our state’s tax incentive program. We called it the #KnowMonologues Challenge and hoped to get 30 or so submissions. We ended up with about 90 submissions! This morning, I was proud to announce our incredibly talented winners on WWLTV with the help of Eric Paulsen.  Continue reading

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Gravity A Closes Wednesdays at the Square

YLC’s Wednesday at the Square concert series came to a close with the eclectic sounds of Gravity A. I first heard Gravity A play in 2010. They were just finding their (bare) footing with a regular gig at Mid-City’s Banks Street Bar and a set at Bayou Boogaloo and I interviewed them for the Nola Defender. They were the first band I met here, the first band I ever interviewed, and some of the first people I got to know here through my cousin’s-stepson’s-best friend’s-exwife, the only person I knew in New Orleans when I moved here in 2009. But, she left the city and I haven’t heard Gravity A since.  Continue reading

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Glen David Andrews kicks off Armstrong Park Thursdays

The People United for Armstrong Park concert series began its 5th season with Treme’s own prince, Glen David Andrews. French Quarter Fest, the free 4 day local music and food extravaganza, just ended on Sunday. Days later, Billy Iuso and Honey Island Swamp Band played Wednesday at the Square, a free concert series. (I was stuck waiting on the Cox cable guys). And now, Thursdays in the Park are back – more booths of food, cocktails and crafts and more free music! Continue reading

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New Orleans Living Magazine

A number of blogs host “guest bloggers.” I haven’t tried it yet and honestly thought I’d rather be someone’s guest than turn my reigns over to someone else to post on my blog. That said, I just read an article and interview by Christine Fontana for New Orleans Living Magazine that nearly perfectly expresses my love for this city. As such, I’m reprinting the article with clickable links to some of the places and organizations I mention. Continue reading

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Links

Restaurants, treats, bands, clubs/venues/bars, events/concerts/festivals, cool places and things, organizations/charities, the oil spill and about the author.

If you’d like to see the post in which the link appears, enter the title in the search tool on the right side of this screen.

Restaurants/Food

Antoine’s

http://www.antoines.com/

Avenue Pub

http://www.avenuepub.com/

Bacchanal

http://www.bacchanalwine.com/

Bayona

http://www.bayona.com/

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

http://www.bubbagump.com/

Cafe du Monde

http://www.cafedumonde.com/

Camellia Grill

http://www.camelliagrill.net/home.htm

Checkpoint Charlie’s

http://www.myspace.com/checkpoints

Community Coffee

http://www.communitycoffee.com/ccc/default.aspx

Coop’s

http://www.coopsplace.net/

Court of Two Sisters

http://www.courtoftwosisters.com

The Columns

http://www.thecolumns.com/

Commander’s Palace

http://www.commanderspalace.com/

Crepes a la Carte

http://www.crepesalacarts.com/

Deanie’s

http://www.deanies.com/

Deja Vu

http://www.dejavunola.com/

Domenica

http://domenicarestaurant.com/

Dot’s Diner

http://www.dotsdiner.com

Drago’s

http://www.dragosrestaurant.com/

Dunbar’s

http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/dunbars-new-orleans-la-70118_18no071104.html

Golden Feather (Mardi Gras Indian restaurant)

http://www.goldenfeatherneworleans.com/

Gott Gourmet

http://www.gottgourmetcafe.com/

The Grocery, Inc.

http://thegroceryneworleans.com/

Herbsaint

http://www.herbsaint.com/

The Joint (barbecue)

http://alwayssmokin.com/

K. Paul’s

http://www.chefpaul.com/kpaul

La Divina

http://www.ladivinagelateria.com

Lakeview Harbor

http://www.neworleansbestburger.com/Lakeview_Harbor/Home.html

Larsen’s Steak House, Los Angeles

http://www.larsenssteakhouse.com/

Li’l Dizzy’s

http://www.nomenu.com/joomla1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=184:lil-dizzys-cafe-cbd-610-poydras-504-212-5656-&catid=105:breakfast&Itemid=75

Lost Love Lounge

http://lostlovelounge.com/

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen

http://www.louisianapizzakitchen.com/

Love at First Bite

http://www.cochondelaitpoboys.com/

Lucy’s Retired surfer Bar

http://www.lucysretiredsurfers.com/

La Madeleine

http://www.lamadeleine.com/

Marigny Brasserie

http://www.marignybrasserie.com/

Marmalade Cafe, Los Angeles

http://www.marmaladecafe.com/calabasas_ca/

Mel’s Drive-in

http://www.melsdrive-in.com/

Mia’s Balcony

http://miasbalcony.com/

Mother’s

http://mothersrestaurant.net/

Muriel’s

http://www.muriels.com

Oceana Grill

http://www.oceanagrill.com/

The Original New Orleans Po-Boys

http://www.theoriginalneworleanspoboyandgumboshop.com/

Palace Cafe

http://www.palacecafe.com/

Parasol’s

http://www.parasols.com/

Patois

http://www.patoisnola.com/

Praline Connection

http://www.pralineconnection.com/

Red Fish Grill

http://www.redfishgrill.com/

Refuel

http://refuelcafe.com/home

Rip’s

http://www.opentable.com/rips-on-the-lake

Rouses

http://shop.rouses.com/

Royal House

http://www.royalhouserestaurant.com/

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

http://www.ruthschris.com/

SoBou

http://www.sobounola.com/

Three Muses

http://www.thethreemuses.com/

Upperline

http://www.upperline.com/

the owner of Upperline being interviewed

http://videos.nola.com/times-picayune/2008/09/art_at_the_upperline.html

Venezia

http://www.venezianeworleans.com/

Verti Marte

http://www.vertimarte.com/

Treats

Abita Beer

http://abita.com/

Angelo Brocato’s

http://www.angelobrocatoicecream.com/contactus.shtm

Buttermilk Drop Bakery

http://www.buttermilkdrop.com/

Café du Monde

http://www.cafedumonde.com/

La Divina

http://www.ladivinagelateria.com

Meltdown Gourmet Popsicles

http://www.facebook.com/meltdown.popsicles

Plum Street Snoballs

http://www.eteamz.com/plumstreetsnoball/

SnoWizard

http://www.snowizard.com/

Sucre

http://www.shopsucre.com/

Bands

101 Runners

http://www.myspace.com/101runners

Marcia Ball

http://www.marciaball.com/index.shtml

Band of Horses

http://bandofhorses.com/home.html

http://www.myspace.com/bandofhorses

Uncle Lionel Batiste

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22780225999

Russell Batiste Jr.

http://www.russellbatiste.com/

Jeff Beck

http://www.jeffbeck.com/

Bucktown Allstars

http://www.bucktownallstars.com/

Bonerama

http://boneramamusic.com/

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux

http://www.myspace.com/thethunderbirdmanagementgroup

Marc Broussard

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Broussard

Grady Champion

http://www.gradychampion.com/

Chopteeth

http://www.chopteeth.com/

Jon Cleary

http://www.joncleary.com/

Naydja CoJoe

http://www.naydjacojoe.com/

Kevin Costner

http://www.myspace.com/kevincostnerandmodernwes

Cowboy Mouth

http://www.cowboymouth.com/

Susan Cowsill 

http://susancowsill.com/

Chuck Credo IV

http://www.fourcatsradionic.com/chuck.html

Creole String Beans

http://www.creolestringbeans.com

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

http://www.dirtydozenbrass.com/

http://www.myspace.com/dirtydozenbrass

http://www.rosebudus.com/dozen/

Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr.

http://www.rockindopsiejr.com/home.cfm

Dumpstaphunk

http://www.dumpstaphunk.com/

Derrick Freeman

http://www.myspace.com/derrickafreeman

Galactic

http://www.galacticfunk.com/NEW2007/index.php?skin=8

Good Enough for Good Times

http://www.myspace.com/goodenoughforgoodtimes

Benny Grunch

http://www.bennygrunch.com/

http://www.myspace.com/bennygrunch

Happy Jack Frequency

http://www.happyjackfrequency.com/

Happy Talk Band

http://www.happytalkband.com

Hot 8 Brass Band

http://www.hot8brassband.com/Hot_8_Brass_Band/Home.html

Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives

http://www.billyiuso.com/

Kirk Joseph’s 504 Brass Band

http://www.jambase.com/artists/27110/Kirk-Joseph’s-504-Brass-Band

B.B. King

http://www.bbking.com/

Little Freddie King

http://www.littlefreddieking.com/

Joe Krown

http://www.joekrown.com/

Colin Lake

http://colinlake.com/

Sonny Landreth

http://www.sonnylandreth.com/

Los Po-Boy-Citos

http://www.lospoboycitos.com/About.html

Mark Adam Miller

http://www.markadammiller.net/Site/HOME.html

Molly Ringwalds

http://themollyringwalds.com/

The Neville Brothers

http://66.70.148.219/

Anders Osborne

http://www.andersosborne.com/

http://www.myspace.com/andersosbornenola

Papa Grows Funk

http://www.papagrowsfunk.com/

Partners N Crime

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Partners-N-Crime/65651806940

Nicholas Payton

http://www.nicholaspayton.com/

Margie Perez

http://www.myspace.com/margieperez

Margie Perez with Ensemble Fatien

http://www.seguenon.com/fatien.php

Pinettes Brass Band, the world’s only female brass band

http://www.myspace.com/thepinettesbrassband

Sarah Quintana

http://sarahquintana.com/

Rebirth Brass Band

http://www.rebirthbrassband.com/

http://www.myspace.com/rebirthbrassband

http://rebirthbrassband.wetpaint.com/

Jimmy Robinson

http://jimmyrobinsonmusic.com/Home.html

The Roots of Music

http://www.therootsofmusic.com/

Kermit Ruffins

http://www.myspace.com/kermitruffinsmusic

Irene Sage Band

http://www.irenesageband.com/home.html

Amanda Shaw

http://amandashaw.com/fr_home.cfm

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

http://www.johnnysketch.com/

Rhonda Smith

http://www.rhondasmith.com/

http://www.myspace.com/rhondasmith

Soul Rebels Brass Band

http://www.soulrebelsbrassband.com

http://www.myspace.com/soulrebelsbrassband

Stooges Brass Band

http://www.stoogesmusicgroup.com/

Irma Thomas

http://www.irmathomas.com/

To Be Continued Brass Band (TBC)

http://www.myspace.com/tbcbrassband

Topcats

http://www.thetopcats.com/front2.html

Toubab Krewe

http://www.toubabkrewe.com/

http://www.myspace.com/toubabkrewe

Allen Toussaint

http://www.allentoussaint.com/

Treme Brass Band

http://www.myspace.com/tremebrassband

Trombone Shorty

http://www.tromboneshorty.com/

Vintage Trouble

http://vintagetrouble.com/

Walter “Wolfman” Washington

http://www.walterwolfmanwashington.com/

Clubs/Venues/Bars

Bacchanal

http://www.bacchanalwine.com/

Candlelight Lounge

http://www.yelp.com/biz/candlelight-lounge-new-orleans

Checkpoint Charlie’s

http://www.myspace.com/checkpoints

Chris Owens

http://www.chrisowensclub.net/pages/home.html

The Columns

http://www.thecolumns.com/

Coop’s

http://www.coopsplace.net/

d.b.a.

http://dbabars.com/dbano/

Deja Vu

http://www.dejavunola.com/

Famous Door

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/neworleans/N25388.html

House of Blues

http://www.houseofblues.com/

Johnny White’s

http://www.johnnywhitesneverclosed.com/home.html

Lost Love Lounge

http://lostlovelounge.com/

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar

http://www.lucysretiredsurfers.com/

Mid-City Rock n Bowl

http://www.rockandbowl.com/

Mother in Law’s Lounge

http://www.k-doe.com/lounge.shtml

Parasol’s

http://www.parasols.com/

Pat O’ Brien’s

http://www.patobriens.com/patobriens/

Razoo

http://razzoo.com/

Rendezvous Tavern

http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Orleans-LA/Rendezvous-Tavern/112570913945?v=info

Siberia

http://siberianola.com/

Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club

http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-venues/sweet-lorraines

Tipitnia’s

http://www.tipitinas.com/

Events/Concerts/Festivals

(New Orleans) Beatles Festival

http://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-NEW-ORLEANS-BEATLES-FESTIVAL/52809199514

Congo Square Rhythms Festival

http://www.jazzandheritage.org/congo-square

Essence Fest

http://www.essence.com/festivals/2012/essence-music-festival

Fiesta Latina

http://www.jazzandheritage.org/fiesta-latina/

French Quarter Fest

http://www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest/itinerary/

Harvest the Music

http://harvestthemusic.org

Hogs for the Cause

http://www.hogsforthecause.org/

Jazz Fest

http://www.nojazzfest.com

Lady Fest

http://www.ladyfestneworleans.webs.com/

Louisiana International Film Festival

http://www.lifilmfest.org/

Mardi Gras

www.mardigrasparadechedule.com

New Orleans Oyster Fest

http://neworleansoysterfestival.org/

Po-Boy Fest

http://www.poboyfest.com/

NOLA Pyrate Week

http://nolapyrateweek.com/

Oyster Jubilee

http://oysterjubilee.com/

Roadfood Festival

http://www.neworleansroadfoodfestival.com/

Southern Decadence

http://www.southerndecadence.net/

Spring Fiesta

http://springfiesta.com/

Vieux To Do

http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/festivals/musicfestivals/vieuxtodo.html

Wednesday at the Square

http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.com/

Tennessee Williams Festival

http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/

Shopping and “Making Groceries”

Berry Town Produce

http://www.berrytownproduce.com/

Bon Castor

http://boncastor.com/

Bourbon French Parfums

http://www.neworleansperfume.com/

Covey Rise Farm

http://www.coveyriselodge.com/csa/

Fleur de Paris (hat and dress shop)

http://www.fleurdeparis.net

Fleurty Girl

http://fleurtygirl.net/

Forever New Orleans

http://www.facebook.com/foreverneworleans

The French Market

http://www.frenchmarket.org/shopping/

Garden District Book Shop

http://gardendistrictbookshop.com

George’s Farmers’ Market

http://www.yellowpages.com/terrytown-la/mip/georges-produce-16331041

Goorin Bros (hat store)

http://www.goorin.com/

Greg’s Antiques

http://www.gregsantiques.net/

To buy music recorded at Jazz Fest:

https://www.munckmusic.com/wms/jazzfest/index.html

Kaia Martin-Paternoster – preteen painter

http://dudedudetteartkaia.blogspot.com/

Maskarade

http://www.frenchquartermaskstore.com/

Mayan Import Tobacco Shop

http://www.mayanimport.com/

On the Other Hand Consignment Shop

http://www.ontheotherhandconsignment.com/ontheotherhandconsignment/

Photoworks – Louis Sahuc Gallery

http://www.louissahuc.com/home.html

Rockmore Gallery

http://rightwaywrongway.com/index.php?module=PhotoGallery&func=detail&pid=622&startnum=0

Roux Royale

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roux-Royale/219714451383759

Royal Treasures

http://www.yelp.com/biz/royal-treasure-new-orleans

Sabai Jewelry

http://www.sabaijewelry.com/

Signs by Dr. Bob

http://www.drbobart.net/

Signs by Simon:

http://www.tabasco.us/arts_pavilion/louisiana_artist/simon_hardeveld_about.cfm

Trashy Diva Dress Shop

http://www.trashydiva.com/site/indexNOW.html

Products by Laura Cayouette

Know Small Parts: An Actor’s Guide to Turning Minutes into Moments and Moments into a Career by Laura Cayouette. Foreword by Richard Dreyfuss.

http://knowsmallparts.com/Know_Small_Parts/Welcome.html

How to Be a Widow: A Journey from Grief to Growth by Norma Dupont. Introduction, epilogue and editing by Laura Cayouette.

https://latonola.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/how-to-be-a-widow/

LA to NOLA Store (NOLA-centric t-shirts, greeting cards, gifts)

http://www.zazzle.com/latonola

 

Cool People, Places and Things

Beasts of the Southern Wild – the movie

http://www.foxsearchlight.com/beastsofthesouthernwild/

Belladonna Day Spa

http://www.belladonnadayspa.com/

Dr. Boogie hair pieces

http://www.boogiesecrets.com/

City Park

http://neworleanscitypark.com/

Court 13 (independent filmmaking collective)

http://www.court13.com/

Django Unchained – (Quentin Tarantino movie)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Unchained

The Duchess Bed and Breakfast

http://www.theduchessbb.com/

Jeff “The Dude” Dowd

http://www.jeffdowd.com/

Finding Jacob, short film

http://www.findingjacob.com/home.html

Fleur-D-Licious

http://www.myspace.com/fleurdlicious

Hotel Storyville

http://www.hotelstoryville.net/index.html

Lafayette Cemetery

http://www.tour-new-orleans.com/cemetery-tours.html

http://goneworleans.about.com/od/cemeteries/a/Lafayette.htm

Louisiana State Museum

http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/1850ex.htm

Mahalia Jackson Theatre

http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com/

Morgus the Magnificent

http://www.morgus.com

Muggivan School of Irish Dance

http://www.irishdancela.com/

New Orleans Musician’s Clinic

http://www.neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/

NOLA Defender

http://noladefender.com

Oak Alley Plantation

http://www.oakalleyplantation.com/

Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré, a beautification organization.

http://www.patioplanters.org/

Prytania Movie Theatre

http://theprytania.com/

St. Louis Cathedral

http://www.stlouiscathedral.org/

Stand Up and Get Crunk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkrJ_XvXorY

Tchoupitoulas – the movie

http://rossbros.net/tchoupitoulas.html

The Theatres at Canal Place

http://www.thetheatres.com/

Traffic Tranny

http://traffictranny.com/

Under the Sea Indoor Playground, Los Angeles

http://www.undertheseaindoorplayground.com/

The VooDoo Museum

http://voodoomuseum.com/

Woldenberg Park

http://www.neworleansonline.com/directory/location.php?locationID=1346

The Zoo

http://www.auduboninstitute.org/visit/zoo

Organizations/Charities

Americorps

http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/hurricane.asp

Celtic Highlanders

http://www.myspace.com/celtic_highlanders

Class Got Brass

http://www.jazzandheritage.org/what-we-do/high-school-brass-band-competition

Daughters of Lir

http://www.myspace.com/daughtersoflir

Dredge Baby Dredge

http://dredgebabydredge.com/

Heal to Toe, teaching kids about second line

http://dancingman504.com/

The Honeybees

http://www.nba.com/hornets/dance/

Horizon Relief

http://www.horizonrelief.org/

Hornets

http://www.nba.com/hornets/

Lady Buckjumpers

http://www.myspace.com/ladybuckjumpers

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic

http://www.neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/

My Darlin’ New Orleans

http://mydarlinneworleans.eventbrite.com/

The Pickens Plan

http://www.pickensplan.com/act/

Raintree Children and Family Services (serving special needs children as well as foster child and adoption services)

http://www.raintreeservices.org/

Rebuilding Together

http://www.rebuildingtogether.org/

Red Dress Run

http://www.neworleanshash.com/

Roots of Music

http://www.therootsofmusic.com/

Saint Patrick’s Day club

http://www.irishchannelno.org/

The Super Bowl Champion Saints:

http://www.neworleanssaints.com/

Saintsations

http://saintsations.net/main/index.php?page=home

Save Charity Hospital

http://www.change.org/savecharityhospital

Second Harvest

http://no-hunger.org/

Silence is Violence

http://silenceisviolence.org/

Open letter to Miami in preparation for the Super Bowl

http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2010/02/dear_miami.html

Sweet Home New Orleans

http://sweethomeneworleans.org/

Team Gleason

http://www.teamgleason.org/

Threadhead Records

http://www.threadheadrecords.com/

HBO’s Treme

http://www.hbo.com/treme/index.html

Radio Station WWOZ

http://www.wwoz.org/

Young Leadership Council

http://www.youngleadershipcouncil.org/site.php

Oil Spill

CNN June 2nd

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/02/video-bps-atlantis-rig-being-questioned/

Dredge Baby Dredge

http://dredgebabydredge.com/

Horizon Relief

http://www.horizonrelief.org/

Largest Oil Spills

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_spills#Largest_oil_spills

List of Oil Spills

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oil_spills

National Geographic, “Oil Not Degrading”

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/08/100819-gulf-oil-spill-bp-underwater-plume-science-environment

Oil Spill Action blog

http://oilspillaction.com/

Oil Spill photos

http://blogs.tampabay.com/photo/2010/06/gulf-oil-spill-coastal-impact.html

University of Georgia findings

http://oilspill.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/GA-Sea-Grant-Oil-Spill-Update-Presentation-20100817.pdf

And… stupid things said in response to Katrina

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/currentevents/a/katrinaquotes.htm

About the Author

Author’s website

http://www.lauracayouette.com

Author’s IMDB page

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0147312/

Author’s Wikipedia page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Cayouette

Author’s facebook fan page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Laura-Cayouette-fan-page/132033790171924?ref=sgm

Author’s bio at NOLA Defender

http://noladefender.com/author/laura-cayouette

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Irma Thomas, Khris Royal and DJ’ing on WWOZ

It’s impossible to attend all of the free music, festivals and cultural events in New Orleans, but I do what I can. This week, I got to D.J. at WWOZ, attend an Irma Thomas & the Professionals with Khris Royal & Dark Matter concert and watch a documentary on the Red Bull Street Kings battle-of-the-bands in 2010. Inspired by finally finding my pick for the new Saints touchdown theme song, Black and Gold, I called Jonny Ray of the New Orleans Movie Tours who has a regular time slot on WWOZ and asked if I could give the song it’s radio debut. I invited Phat Word, one of the masterminds behind Black and Gold and we spent the evening talking about everything from the definition of Jazz to behind-the-scenes stories of Django Unchained and Kill Bill. Continue reading

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Saints Soundtrack – My Pick

I’ve been searching for a new Saints anthem to replace the Ying Yang Twins Halftime (Stand Up and Get Crunk) since pre-season when it became obvious the rumors were true – getting Crunk is on its way out at the Superdome. I scoured the web for a song as inspirational to fans and the team (and as menacing for the opposition) as Halftime. I wanted the song to be by locals and have horns, Who Dats, a universal dance beat and something to chant. After presenting over a dozen options in my posts Saints Soundtrack and Saints Soundtrack Vol. 2, I have found my very clear winner. Continue reading

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